Monday, October 16, 2017

THE LIBRARY ADVOCACY WALK (LAW)



THE LIBRARY ADVOCACY WALK (LAW)




Concerned and bothered by not only the Dilapidating state of the rented Sanusi Dantata House but also its gross inadequacy to house Millions of the National Library of Nigeria collections, and the attendant consequences of this development on our security and effective service delivery, THE ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF RESEARCH AND ALLIED INSTITUTIONS (ASURI), NLN CHAPTER is organising a Library Advocacy Walk (LAW).

LAW is a clarion call to all Nigerians to demand the completion of the National Library of Nigeria's Headquarter Building as a National Intellectual Storehouse and the country's giant memory.

ASURI therefore invite all Library professionals and stakeholders to join in the walk planned to hold as follows:
Date: Tuesday 17th October, 2017
Time: 9:00AM
Convergence Point: Uncompleted NLN building, beside National Mosque, Abuja.

The LAW will match to the Federal Ministry of Education to deliver an Appeal letter to the Hon. Minister of Education and proceed to the National Assembly and deliver Appeal letters to the Committees of Education of the two Chambers.

. . . Join LAW to salvage the National Library of Nigeria.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 2017 issue of IFLA Journal

October 2017 issue of IFLA Journal

​​IFLA JournalIFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.

The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.

Volume 43, No.3 (October 2017)

https://www.ifla.org/files/assets/hq/publications/ifla-journal/ifla-journal-43-3_2017.pdf

WLIC 2017: A Summary

WLIC 2017: A Summary

More than 500 speakers and 3100 delegates from 122 countries, not to mention 247 sessions covering all aspects of our profession, makes IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) a unique experience of professional development and networking. The beautiful city of Wroclaw provided the perfect setting, steeped in its own rich cultural heritage that every visitor enjoyed.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Could Libraries Become The Fifth Branch Of Power?

Could Libraries Become The Fifth Branch Of Power?: The role of libraries in connection to the fake news phenomenon has been intensely debated in the last year as libraries are gaining more confidence than most media outlets.

Fake news has always existed but given the recent outburst of unverified and in some cases untrue news in the press, libraries have started positioning themselves as

Transforming library services – Global, connected, rich and accessible

Transforming library services – Global, connected, rich and accessible: Librarians and the local governments need to think about what could ensure their relevance for the future. For this, library representatives from around the world have gathered in United Kingdom for the Global Excellence Tour 2017 to discuss the future of libraries and we’ve got the insights.

We talked with Liz McGettigan, one of the organizers

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

5 other services users wish to find in a library (and how libraries offer them) Part Two

5 other services users wish to find in a library (and how libraries offer them) Part Two

We’ve presented the four basic services each library should offer nowadays and now we will continue with five other examples of services users wish to find in a library.

https://princh.com/services-users-wish-to-find-in-a-library-how-libraries-offer-them/#.Wa6ZJrKGPIV